Commercial UAV Expo 2022 started off in a big way with Skydio CEO Adam Bry detailing how and why the reliability of drone technology is what the inherent value of the technology is based upon. To learn more about what he had to say about Dominion Energy securing a pivotal BVLOS waiver for power facility inspections using Skydio X2, watch our recent interview with Adam.

The big news at the event centered on the Matternet M2 drone delivery system being the first to achieve FAA type certification. David H. Boulter, FAA Acting Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, detailed the significance of this development with Lisa Ellman, Executive Director of the Commercial Drone Alliance, highlighting the significance of this milestone. 

“We're one step closer to routine package delivery by issuing the first type certificate for drones,” Boulter told the crowd. You can watch the full keynote here

On the conference program, sessions focused on construction, energy & utilities, AAM/UAM, and infrastructure provided an audience with a sense of what it can mean to enable ROI on a whole new level. The Regulatory Insights sessions gave attendees a sense of how they can move past regular challenges, no matter how small or large.

On the exhibit floor, Draganfly introduced two new Aircraft and a long range LiDAR, while StrixDrones showcased the innovative DroneDrop, a patent-pending drone delivery mailbox. All of the products that are on display in the New Product Gallery were showcased throughout the exhibit floor.

All of these developments are just a quick look at what happened on Day 2 of the Commercial UAV Expo. To learn more about the event, click here.